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Using the Workspace feature
A workspace is a container for the scripts and files that you are developing. Using a workspace is particularly useful when you are working on a number of linked files: for example, a data management script (.dms file) that has a number of associated Include files. However, using this feature is optional. Although UNICOM Intelligence Professional automatically creates an empty workspace when you open UNICOM Intelligence Professional, you can ignore this if you don't want to use the workspace feature.
When using this feature, you can begin by creating a workspace and adding files to it or by creating files and then adding them to a workspace. The Workspace pane displays the files in the workspace and makes it easy to switch between the files (double-click a file to open it in the Edit pane).
To add new and existing files to the workspace, right-click the workspace folder in the Workspace pane, and then click Add New Item to Workspace or Add Existing Item to Workspace.
To add the current file to the workspace, click File > Add Current Item to Workspace.
To remove a file from the workspace, right-click it, and then click Exclude from workspace.
When you save a workspace, it is saved as a file with an .sws filename extension. You can subsequently open the workspace by double-clicking this file in Windows Explorer. Whenever possible, the workspace stores the locations of the files relatively (provided they have a common root folder). This makes it easy to share files with colleagues. For example, if you zip up a folder containing a workspace and its associated files and send them to a colleague, the file locations specified in the workspace file should be valid, even if they unpack the files into a different folder.
See also
Creating and using a workspace
Using UNICOM Intelligence Professional